High-schoolers 90-kilometer protest march from near Gaza border to Knesset

November 7, 2018
‘We’ve lived from war to war all our lives,’ says one 17-year-old organizer. ‘Israel’s leaders can change that’

Israeli high school students from the area near the Gaza border marching to Jerusalem, November 2018 (Facebook photo)

Times of Israel staff write, “High school students from villages and towns near the Gaza border began a protest march toward Jerusalem on Sunday to call attention to the rocket-battered region’s woes.

Over 100 students from grades 10-12 at Shaar Hanegev High School were taking part in the march, which began at the Sapir College campus in Sderot and is slated to last five days and stretch some 90 kilometers, part of it uphill, to Israel’s capital.”…

““We’re youth from the Gaza border region that decided to act,” 17-year-old Alon Levy, one of the march organizers, told the Haaretz daily. “We want to make our voices heard because we want to see a change. We want our younger siblings to be able to sleep quietly at night.”

Marchers will wear shirts that read “Let us grow up in peace.”” (More…)

The last reporting in English on the march, above, was on 4th November.  So far, around 200 high-school students continue marching and are due to arrive to Jerusalem tomorrow, Thursday 8th November. On Tuesday (6th November), the National Student Council called high school students to show solidarity by wearing black shirts (pictures in this Hebrew piece).

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